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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness (Guidelines HERE)

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Jun 27
Lara Sude Kalaycıoğlu Lara Sude Kalaycıoğlu (Jun 27 2023 8:55AM) : Çiğli Fen Lisesi-Lara Sude Kalaycıoğlus' essay more

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, has stated that “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” These words have profound truth and relevance in our world today. They teach us that the key to happiness is not found through wealth or power, but through kindness and empathy towards others.

Compassion means the ability to understand and share in the feelings of others. It is an act of kindness that can bring forth immense joy and happiness, both for the giver and the receiver. When we show compassion towards others, we are not only helping them, but we are also helping ourselves by feeling fulfilled and content. Compassion is a fundamental human trait that can serve as a force for good in the world, bringing people closer to one another and fostering a sense of community and belonging.

In our lives, we often come across people who are in need of compassion and support. Sometimes, it can be an individual who is going through a rough patch in their lives, or it can be a whole community that is struggling through a crisis. Regardless of the situation, it is crucial that we extend our compassion and support to those in need. Doing so can make a significant difference in their lives, and it can also help us feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment in our own lives.

Moreover, the Dalai Lama’s statement also emphasizes the importance of leading a compassionate life to achieve personal happiness. Acting with kindness towards others not only brings joy to others but enhances our own well-being. When we practice compassion, we open our hearts to others and create an environment that embraces positivity and love. This leads to a ripple effect, making others feel inspired and motivated to spread kindness as well.

In conclusion, the Dalai Lama’s quote teaches us that practicing compassion is essential in our quest for happiness. It reminds us that helping others is not just a good deed, but it is also an act that can bring us immense satisfaction and fulfillment. Let us all strive to be more compassionate in our lives, to spread joy and kindness, and make the world a better place.

Nov 18
Sevgi Altun Dilek Sevgi Altun Dilek (Nov 18 2022 12:43AM) : Aysel Selahattin Erkasap Social Sciences High School's Essay more

In this saying, Dalai Lama argued that the most important factor in achieving happiness is to show mercy. He also mentioned that people should be merciful for their own happiness.Beginning his spiritual leadership at the age of 15 played an important role in his becoming a compassionate individual.In his later years, he tried to follow a peaceful policy even in a war environment, and the peaceful activities he carried out around India proves that he is a truly compassionate individual. He also protected lots of emigrants from Tibet as an act of compassion.

In my view, this saying means to treat merciful to the people around me. In this way, we could feel decent too. Because we would be aware of what we do. I have seen a cat fallen in a puddle. I called the fire department to help the cat. Consequently, cat and me, both of us were happy.

I agree that saying. I have a dog and when I treat him mercifully, we are both happy. The more I treat my friends and family mercifully, the more they get happy. Treating people is another way to get healthier relationships with them.

One of the 18 rules according to the dalai lama, respect yourself, respect others, take responsibility for your every action, is ultimately proof that the dalai lama is to spread compassion to the world.The Dalai Lama’s views followed a peaceful and non-violent policy beyond all worldly and everyday issues.In our opinion, what the Dalai Lama says is one of the most important views of compassion in the world.

Aysel Selahatt,n Erkasap Social Sciences High School Task eTwinning Project Team-Kütahya-Turkey- Teacher: Sevgi Altun Dilek)

Nov 22
Fátima Araújo Fátima Araújo (Nov 22 2022 4:46PM) : Agrupamento de Escolas Cego do Maio's essay more

Dalai Lama’s quote means that if you either want to make other people happy you should practice compassion towards them and if you want to be happy you should also practice compassion but this time towards yourself.

In my experience, an act of compassion that someone did to me to make me happy was helping me carry my backpack and my books when I broke my foot, and to make myself happy by practicing volunteering work and helping others study whenever I can.

I agree with this statement because it made me smile seeing that other people cared for me and were concerned about my well-being, and it makes me happy seeing that my actions have good consequences on others and I feel good about myself knowing that.

This quote means a lot to me because I can relate to it a lot and I hope that I can still relate to it in the future.

Fátima Araújo
“Commenting Dalai Lama’s quote about compassion”
EB2,3 Cego do Maio School
Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Under the supervision of teacher: Ana Ribeiro

Nov 23
Silvia Munteanu Silvia Munteanu (Nov 23 2022 12:37AM) : Sabina N., Class 7B, Colegiul National Pedagogic 'D.P.Perpessicius', Braila, Romania, Teacher: Munteanu Silvia more

In my opinion, Dalai Lama’s quote suggests that people can practise compassion to others, but they can also practice self-compassion. By practicing compassion to us or others, we can improve our well-being and start having a constantly positive outlook towards our problems and stress factors.
For example, one of my experiences when I used compassion towards others was when I donated my old toys that I didn’t play anymore with to a charity association which gave them to children in need. My heart goes out to people who can’t financially afford buying things some of us might consider “must haves”, which is the mainly reason I had a desire to help those children by adding some joy to their childhood. Therefore, I totally agree with Dalai Lama’s statement.
To summarize, if you can brighten up someone’s day, you can brighten up yours too simply by setting up a positive mindset towards yourself as well as your mistakes and stop your inner-critic humiliating and shaming you as a motivation to be perfect. Instead, practice inner-guidance, which is mostly based on self-compassion and self-love. It helps you boost your self-esteem and confidence by focusing on the positive side of the problem.

Nov 23
Silvia Munteanu Silvia Munteanu (Nov 23 2022 12:39AM) : Madalina S, Class XC, Colegiul National PWdagogic 'D.P.Perpessicius", Braila, Romania, Teacher: Munteanu Silvia more

In Tibet, the 14th Dalai Lama is a revered and honoured figure. His title means that he is the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism. Dalai Lama is known throughout the world for his wisdom. He is a teacher and the author of “The Art of Happiness,” in which he discusses the belief that there is fundamental goodness in all people and that the most important values are: compassion and kindness. Compassion is a topic that he frequently mentions and is even referred to as “a living Buddha of compassion.” In his book, he states: "If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion.“ The quote shows that practising compassion not only helps those that are dealing with a problem by making them feel seen and heard but also helps you by demonstrating how much of a beautiful impact you can have on others.
The quote, in my opinion, is meant to unite people. For instance, if a person you don’t usually talk to is obviously acting strangely and down, your intervention can have a significant impact. Someone’s support, even a stranger’s, can give them hope and comfort. Aside from being there for people in need, something that can be life-saving in some cases, being compassionate improves your well-being too, by knowing that you made someone’s day better and that you may receive the same treatment in the future.
Personally, I agree with the quote’s message. If I am disappointed in myself, the best thing that someone close to me can do is try to reassure me, and if I notice a person that I know is upset, I immediately comfort them. Seeing them brighten up brings me joy, too.
In summary, Dalai Lama’s quote is a way to encourage people to be more understanding and kinder. If everyone at least showed compassion to one another, the world would change for the better. As he also stated in his work, "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. "

Nov 23
Silvia Munteanu Silvia Munteanu (Nov 23 2022 12:41AM) : Nicoleta F., Class 10C, Colegiul National Pedagogic 'D.P.Perpessicius", Braila, Romania, Teacher: Munteanu Silvia more

In my opinion, the quote “If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion.” from the book “The Art of Happiness” by the 14th Dalai Lama means that if I offer compassion to someone, I also offer it to myself because by giving advice to someone, I actually learn something from it. If I give compassion, I receive compassion.
The point of the quote is that compassion is the basis of happiness. For example, my best friend, Maria, went through a difficult time. Her parents quarreled and divorced. It wasn’t easy for her so she isolated herself in her room. She spoke to absolutely no one, not even her parents. One day I decided to surprise her and go to her house. I bought her, her favourite sweets and watched her favourite movie. She was delighted. Then we discussed her problem and I tried listening carefully and give her the right advice. She was glad for my visit and she promised me it would be better.
I agree with the Dalai Lama’s quote. I was happy when I received compassion from someone when I needed support. For example, I am involved in many activities at school or outside and I have other responsibilities to help my parents or neighbors. Once I was so tired that I gave in and didn’t want to do anything at all, but my friend supported me and gave me more confidence in myself and I got a hug which was what I needed. I felt happy that someone understands me and lifts me up when I feel like I have no strength left and that’s why this quote gave me a lot to think about and made me understand how important people are in our lives and love on which we receive.
In conclusion, compassion is a human feeling that turns from a state of misery into a state of happiness.

Nov 23
Silvia Munteanu Silvia Munteanu (Nov 23 2022 12:42AM) : Maria B., Class 7B, Colegiul National Pedagogic 'D.P.Perpessicius", Braila, Romania, Teacher: Munteanu Silvia more

The quote means that, by offering compassion, we will make others happy, but, more than that, we will also be fulfilled. For me, compassion played a very important role in my life three years ago, when I had facial paralysis due to a shock. It was very difficult, because I didn’t think I would be able to recover. But some people, whom I did not expect to ever help me, were by my side and offered me compassion through guidance, good advice and encouragement. By receiving compassion, I gained confidence and managed to get well after a few months. In conclusion, compassion represents the desire to be helpful, so, by offering it, we will receive it, but we, in turn, will also be happy.

Nov 23
Silvia Munteanu Silvia Munteanu (Nov 23 2022 12:44AM) : Andra L., Class XIIC, Colegiul National Pedagogic 'D.P.Perpessicius", Braila, Romania, teacher: Munteanu Silvia more

Being happy is the primary goal in everyone’s life. Whether happiness comes from money, family, sports, music or others, one thing is certain: nobody ever wished to live an unhappy life.
Dalai Lama, a Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, spilled the secret to living a fulfilled life: compassion. Being a peace advocate, Lama considers that “if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
For instance, I once had a classmate who was always unhappy and mad at the world. He transformed every minor inconvenience into a tragedy and thought his problems were worse than everyone else’s. One day, we participated in a conference with a writer who was a former drug addict and had many health issues because of it. The writer talked about his friends who passed away due to addiction and his experiences in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. My classmate learned about compassion that day. He understood that there are people who struggle way more than him. He felt concern for the suffering of those who fell into this kind of trap. The way he handled his problems changed and, overall, he became a more positive person.
Therefore, I agree with Dalai Lama. Being compassionate makes you more open minded and tolerant, but also helps you face problems differently.
In conclusion, compassion is the key to a happy life: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

Nov 23
Silvia Munteanu Silvia Munteanu (Nov 23 2022 12:45AM) : Roxana M., Class XIIC, Colegiul National Pedagogic 'D.P.Perpessicius", Braila, Romania, teacher: Munteanu Silvia more

Compassion is essential, and happiness can only come from there.Our happiness is not based on the things we have that make us happy.Rather, the true definition of happiness comes from doing good deeds for others.
Compassion is a different kind of feeling than just offering assistance to others.In addition to providing assistance to those in need, it will strengthen your relationship with them.Try to use some of the good you get to help other people.Your inner peace will be restored if you assist the needy!
Nevertheless, it is essential to comprehend that compassion can be learned as well as innate. Compassion is definitely a trait that comes from within, but it is also something that can be developed. Compassion makes us feel better and helps us do even better!

Nov 23
Stamatia Sezenia Stamatia Sezenia (Nov 23 2022 2:03PM) : The 4th High school of Chios comments on Dalai Lama's quote more

To us this quote means that by showing kindness to others, both them and us become happier and the world becomes a better place for everyone. When we are not in a good mood, we cheer each other up and try to make each other as happy as we can. We all agree with the quote since bringing happiness to others brings happiness to us too. When we help each other, we get a feeling of satisfaction and warmness so both the person who helps and the person who gets helped are happy.
It takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations
Iliana Tzesouri, Nikoleta Tsimpouka, Chrisostomos Chatzilambrou
The 4 High school of Chios
Under the supervision of Stamatia Sezenia

Nov 23
Stamatia Sezenia Stamatia Sezenia (Nov 23 2022 2:06PM) : The 4th High school of Chios/ Essay more

For me, this quote means, that if we want others to be happy and of course if we want to be happy, we must practice compassion , including kindness and politeness .
For example, sometimes I am sad, but my friends with their compassion almost always they have success on cheering me up. Another example is, that my parents have donated money to charities, because they have compassion and offer to help people in need. This is what it means.
In my opinion this quote is very correct and I agree to what it is said, because without compassion the people will not donate in charities, like my parents and they will not be supportive like my frineds. The world will be a sad place, fool of arrogant and selfish people!
My message to everyone is: Whatever you do, do it with positivity and never stop practicing your compassion and to be a better person
The 4th High school of Chios
Author: Dimitris Linas
Supervisor: Stamatia Sezenia

Nov 25
prof. Fearn Lesley June Fearn prof. Fearn Lesley June Fearn (Nov 25 2022 3:46AM) : Dalai Lama more

Dalai Lama is a teacher, a spiritual guide for the Buddhists. He is the highest and theocratic authority of Tibet. We will speak about his quote: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion”.
This quote means that if you want to be happy and feel good about yourself, you have to feel bad with the people who suffer. It is true to us because if you are compassionate to people you will have a better life. For example, if your best friend has a family problem you will be there for her.
Our opinion on the Dalai Lama’s work is that we all should enjoy life with kindness, respect, compassion and happiness, like we do every day!

Nov 25
Ms Antony Antonia Ms Antony Antonia (Nov 25 2022 3:53AM) : The Dalai Lama more

The Dalai Lama is a master of spiritual guide for the Buddhists, is the highest theocratic authority in Tibet. We will speak about what Dalai Lama thinks about compassion.
Firstly, Buddha was a prince looking for happiness where to live in. He goes away for 15 years because he wants to know how to be happy.
Secondly, at the end he comes to a conclusion: the man can be happy if he succeeds to eliminate the wishes. Some teachings spiritual: the happiness of one person is the happiness of world, the happiness is not something of already ready, it comes of from our actions. We don’t need more money, success, perfect body, perfect companion, at this moment , our mind is all what we need for the complete happiness. The main scope of life is to help the others and don’t hurt them. If you want others to be happy, practice the compassion, if you want to be happy practice the compassion.

Nov 25
mr s e mr s e (Nov 25 2022 4:04AM) : THE DALAI LAMA
Nov 25
mr s e mr s e (Nov 25 2022 4:05AM) : THE DALAI LAMA more



The Dalai Lama is the union of the Tibetan words “Dalai”, which means “ocean” and the word “Lama”, which means “master”. He’s the most important person in the Buddhism religion. We will speak about his quote that talks about happiness and compassion.


Firstly, we have to talk about compassion and kindness.
Compassion is “experiencing feelings of loving kindness toward another person’s affliction.” It’s related to, but a little different from empathy, which we can define as “feeling with someone, that is, sharing the other person’s emotion.” We can consider compassion as the key to coping. The compassionate tend to have deeper connections with others and more friends. They are more forgiving and have a stronger sense of life purpose. Many studies have shown these results.
Compassion also has direct personal benefit. The compassionate tend to be happier, healthier, more self-confident, less self-critical, and more resilient.
Instead, the dictionaries usually defines kindness as “The quality of being kind.” it can feel a bit disappointing because it doesn’t seem to do the word “kindness” justice.
Perhaps partly due to its brevity, the above kindness definition fails to convey kindness’ immensity. In addition, it creates the follow-up question of “well, then, what is the definition of kind?”
Another Way To Define Kindness
It isn’t easy to define something as significant as kindness, so it’s understandable different people may define kindness in different ways.
Here’s one way to define kindness:
Kindness is the sincere and voluntary use of one’s time, talent, and resources to better the lives of others, one’s own life, and the world through genuine acts of love, compassion, generosity, and service.
Secondly, we want to say our idea about this quote
“For me is a right thing because in my life, I had difficulties and my friends and my family helped me, so practise compassion”
“I think the Dalai lama Said a good thing, why shouldn’t you be compassionate? We have to help everyone who is in difficulty because they can help me too”
“This quote for me is true because if you practise compassion, you can understand what he or she is feeling.”

Nov 25
ms m m ms m m (Nov 25 2022 4:09AM) : dalai lama more

Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama is a spiritual guide for Buddhists, a teacher. He gave spiritual teachings: one person’s happiness is the happiness of the whole world, happiness is not something ready-made, it comes from our actions. The main purpose of life is to help others and not to harm them. We will explain the Dalai Lama’s quote if you want others to be happy, practice compassion, if you want to be happy, practice compassion”. it means that we have to suffer together with people who need help, as they do with us, so we can all be completely happy

The Dalai Lama’s quote
it means that we have to suffer together with people who need help, as they do with us, so we can all be completely happy.

Personal opinion
We think that we need to help each other especially with family and friends.

Nov 26
Claudia Bartha Claudia Bartha (Nov 26 2022 11:48AM) : Rebeca, Dumitru Tautan High School, Floresti Romania Teacher :Bartha Claudia [Edited] more

To start with I would like to say that any kind of feeling makes us more humane, compassion is one of them.
We live in a world lacking in compassion. The sad reality of humanity is that the vast majority of people ignore the suffering of others. Many prefer not to see others’ suffering . Witnessing the suffering of another person can provoke fear or sadness . Too often, people are careless.

We often learn compassion only after we have suffered ourselves perhaps experiencing sickness, accident, illness, death of a loved one, , bad luck….
But what we have to remember is that without it, we would descend into a state of darkness.
The Dalai Lama stated it best: “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

As a conclusion I would say that that humankind needs compassion. It is my view that compassion must be learned.

Nov 26
Claudia Bartha Claudia Bartha (Nov 26 2022 11:57AM) : Rebeca, Dumitru Tautan High School, Floresti , Romania Teacher : Claudia Bartha [Edited] more

In my opinion this quote said by Dalai Lama has a great meaning to it. Most just see compassion as another word in this world, when it’s so much more than that. Compassion bring people together, makes the world a better place, and most importantly allows you to connect with others. Compassion is necessary to the human experience because it keep the world emotionally connected.

With compassion, people come closer together. Compassion provides love and without this emotion, humans would be isolated from one another. Love would not be considered love without compassion. It distinguishes a human from being heartless to one who cares for people other than themselves. Being compassionate leads a person away from a path of selfishness and builds strong relationships with others. The following authors did a great job of demonstrating this.

Nov 27
Prof. MariaTeresa Rughi Prof. MariaTeresa Rughi (Nov 27 2022 9:31AM) : IIS CASSATA-GATTAPONE- GUBBIO - ITALY more

In my opinion the quote means that true happiness lies in helping others, their happiness will make you happy too.
I once had to help a man who had lost his keys. So I took them to the police, and the next day he called me and was very happy.

I fully agree with the quote because, this man has given me a lot of happiness and I think this is the most important reward.
be kind and compassionate to everyone and you will have a life without regrets or remorse.

Simone Luchetti. 2C/I2 Cassata- Gattapone- Gubbio- Italy

Nov 27
Maria Mendes Maria Mendes (Nov 27 2022 10:34AM) : EB 2/3 Cego do Maio [Edited] more

This quote is very meaningful. It states that you can be happy by practicing compassion and making others happy, too. It also means that an essential step to being happy is also making others happy..
For example, one time I was very anxious and sad, but my friend listened to me and helped me overcome it. When she was anxious I did the same for her.
I definitely agree with this quote because when I helped her, she felt better and I felt happy to be helpful, and I’m sure she felt the same when the roles were reversed.
After all, we can’t be happy without making others happy too, and your actions will inspire them to follow your example.

Nov 27
Student Isabel Sá Student Isabel Sá (Nov 27 2022 1:30PM) : AE Cego do Maio more
This quote means that to have compassion you benefit not only yourself with happiness, but also the people who are around you, which makes the world a better place for everyone. Some years ago I volunteered on a project, where I donated my hair to an institution that takes care of people with cancer and, the most interesting is that I went to deliver my hair to the place. They use the hair to produce wigs. I fully agree with this quote It’s hard to explain the feeling of joy that I felt when delivering my hair at the institution and the sensation of gratitude and joy that I received from the people who received it. If you want to have happiness and distribute it, practice compassion.

Isabel R. G. de Sá
Escola AE Cego do Maio
Póvoa de Varzim/Portugal
Under the supervision of teacher Ana Ribeiro

Nov 27
Miguel Pedrosa Miguel Pedrosa (Nov 27 2022 2:20PM) : AE Cego do Maio more

This quote means that if you want others to be happy, you should show compassion to them, and if I want to be happy, I should be compassionate with myself. Besides, If I show compassion to someone I will feel realized.
For example, there was a time when an online friend was going through a tough time in life related to the divorce of his parents. Me and a few other people just sat listening to him and thinking about that right now, I think we really showed compassion to him and thanks to that he became more optimistic.
I agree with this quote because that’s really what it is. If you show compassion to others they should consequently feel happier as shown in the example above.
In my own words this quote would be “If you want someone to be happy you should show compassion to them, including yourself.”

Miguel Pedrosa
School AE Cego do Maio
Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Under the supervision of teacher Ana Ribeiro

Nov 28
sir Cloe Gonçalves sir Cloe Gonçalves (Nov 28 2022 1:48PM) : Agrupamento de Escolas Cego do Maio's essay more

To me, Dalai Lama’s quote means that practicing compassion makes others happy but it can make you happy too, whether it’s towards others or yourself. Being kind makes everyone happy.
In my personal experience, whenever someone gives me a hug when I’m feeling sad, even if they just did it without thinking, it makes me feel way better and I’m really thankful for everyone who has helped me and promise to be there for them, too.
I definitely agree with this statement, because seeing others smile makes me feel good too, especially knowing I contributed to the happy look on their face. Of course, when I genuinely smile, I also feel good.
I really like this quote and think It’s important and that if everyone practiced a bit of compassion in life, the world would be way better.
Have a great day!

Nov 28
Inês Silva Inês Silva (Nov 28 2022 2:03PM) : AE Cego Do Maio more

This quote means to me that practicing compassion is an act that makes us happy and
also makes others happy.
An example of this phrase that happened to me was when I was in line at Mac
Donalds and there was a homeless person asking for food. My family and I ordered
food for him and then we gave it to him. He was very happy, and seeing his happiness
made me even happier.
I agree with this quote as it explains the meaning of life. For me, it makes no sense to
live without having compassion and without helping those in need.

Inês Silva
EB2,3 Cego Do Maio
Póvoa De Varzim, Portugal
Under the supervision of teacher: Ana Ribeiro

Nov 28
Ana Teresa Ana Teresa (Nov 28 2022 4:41PM) : Agrupamento de Escolas Cego do Maios essay more
For me this quote means, like if others are happy you are happy, too. If I make somebody feel happy, or even feel good about themselves, that makes my day, makes me feel like I was important and that I made some difference in the person’s life. So, last week, I helped a friend who wanted to commit suicide. For me, first I felt that I was important for my friend and that made me feel so happy, secondly, helping others is really important.

I agree with Dalai Lama’s quote, Practicing compassion is so important these days, because you can help a friend, a colleague, even a stranger, that needs to be listened to or that needs some help.

At the end of it all, Dalai Lama is trying to say that, if you help another person, both are going to be happy, because this is what compassion is about.
Dec 4
Claudia Bartha Claudia Bartha (Dec 04 2022 9:27AM) : Dumitru Tautan High School, Floresti Romania, [Edited] more

I would like to start with a quote I love by Ian McLaren;,, Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle’’. I love this quote because it refers to compassion. In my opinion compassion is caring and having the tendency of thinking about the needs of others. It is a state of mind and a state of emotion that drives out kindness and mercy towards other people. We might show compassion through charity acts, volunteering. It starts with kind feelings that motivate us to help those in need. It’s not love but it is related to it.
So for everyone out there please be compassionate towards others.

Dec 10
Matilde Moreira Matilde Moreira Matilde Moreira Matilde Moreira (Dec 10 2022 8:12AM) : Agrupamento de escolas cego do maio more

For me this quote means that practicing compassion can improve our well-being as well
as others happiness.It can make you feel more satisfied with yourself, and perhaps, encourages
you to continue to spread compassion and kindness.
For example, when one of my friends is feeling sad I will try my best to make them feel
better. By making them feel comfortable and loved, and simply just trying to understand what
they are going through.
I totally agree with this quote, because ,at the end, my friend will feel heard and
appreciated and I will be extremely happy to know that she is now ok and that I did my best to
help them in the way I could.
I believe that we should practice compassion whenever we can, because that would
definitely make the world a better place.

Dec 13
FABIOLA LA_TORRE FABIOLA LA_TORRE (Dec 13 2022 6:43AM) : Guglionesi, Italy [Edited] more


We think that Dalai Lama with his quote wants to say that if you practice something that makes someone happy, you are happy too, because the good actions you do, come back and make you feel better .

In fact, I have donated clothes or food to the charity and toys to the children at the nursery school. Also I give money to poor people.

We agree with the thoughts of Dalai Lama because in life when you feel “useless” if you try to do something good, for example helping others with small kind actions, you will be satisfied.

Just a small action will make someone very happy…

Dec 16
Maria Silva Maria Silva (Dec 16 2022 12:45PM) : Agrupamento de Escolas de Sátão more

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Ms. silvia somma Ms. silvia somma (Dec 20 2022 6:15AM) : THE COMPASSION IS THE KEY. [Edited] more

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness
The quote by Dalai Lama is very important for us. Every day we try to be kind and compassionate to other people. We think it’s true: to be happy the compassion is one of the most important things. We are going to tell you why.
One day, one of our friends was very, very sad. We were very worried about it and we asked to her what had happened. She was so angry and she answered to us grumpily. At first, we don’t know why she was very angry with us, but we tried to understand her and then we understood that we had to stay close to her and not leave her alone. For us, this is an example of compassion.
We agree with the quote. The compassion is the key of a good life. We think that a peaceful life needs to have a big dose of kindness, compassion and respect for all the people.
Finally, we need to say one thing: only when people will learn to be more respectful and compassionate, the world might be a better place.
By Silvia and Ines

Dec 20
ms carla occhionero ms carla occhionero (Dec 20 2022 6:43AM) : Same objective, same solution [Edited] more

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion”
Dalai Lama

We all try to be happy through material things or exaggerated feelings without worrying about other people’s emotional state. But it’s precisely through compassion for others that we find true happiness.
For example, with a sad person a “how are you” can make a difference.
We agree about the quote because when we were sad and needed to be happy, the concern of other people helped us.

“It is more likely to find happiness in a puddle than in an ocean”
If you search happiness in small gesture you will not disappointed

Dec 22
gordana košćec bousfield gordana košćec bousfield (Dec 22 2022 5:36PM) : Polyclinic SUVAG, Zagreb, Reflections of 7th grade students more

This saying tells us that we should practice talking with our feelings. If you want people around you to be happy or if you want to be happy, learn to treat other people and yourself well.
I remember when my brother was having a hard time and he was crying. I comforted him and he was better, and I felt happy.
With this saying, the Dalai Lama can change someone’s life. I agree with this saying which has a lot of meaning. One must research and understand these meanings.
If you want people around you to be happy, treat them with love. If you want to be happy, learn to love yourself and be happy with yourself.
Luka Č.

We should do good deeds to other people because this is how we show that we are caring, that we sympathize, and it is certain that the good that we do to other people also does good to us. Compassion is important because we understand how difficult it is for a person and show interest in that person.
One morning when I woke up, I heard my mother crying bitterly. Mom barely had the strength to tell me how our cat died. I was in shock, I hugged my mom, comforted her and sympathized with her. I cheered her up with a chocolate and nice words. After that she was in a better mood.
I agree with the saying that conveys a great message to us about the need for compassion and the need for good deeds.
We should empathize with other people because this is how we show that we truly care about a person.
Mihaela P.

I think that we cannot help all people because some people do not let us help them.
I comforted my mom many times and that made me feel happy.
I agree and at the same time disagree with this saying. It is difficult to empathize with all people. However, we should help and sympathize as much as we can.
Magdalena H.

The saying of the Dalai Lama warns me that we should first work on ourselves to be able to empathize with others. Without experiencing our feelings, it will be difficult to comfort or help someone.
Petra M.

This saying tells us that all people should be happy and that we should associate more with other people and sympathize with them.
When my brother broke his leg because some boy pushed him off the slide, I was sad and wanted to help him, but I couldn’t. I tried to cheer him up in every way to make him feel better.
This quote is true because people should never be sad or angry. It is good to help others, especially the disabled. It is terrible to leave such people alone without help and compassion. Marina K.

This saying means that it is necessary to practice listening to other people and feeling with them. It’s good to give useful advice to people because it makes us feel happy. When a person radiates positive energy, it is nice to be around them and sad people can feel better then.
There have been several instances in my life when I have sympathized with others. I remember when my brother hurt his knee at sea on sharp rocks. He was very scared and sad, and I hugged him when I saw his bloody knee. I comforted him and gave him advice.
I agree with the saying and I think it is very important for people to have compassion in themselves and because of that they themselves are happy.
Compassion is important for a better world and a better tomorrow. Marko B.

This saying tells me that I should learn to empathize. If I learn to empathize, I might be able to help more.
When I give up my seat in the tram to elderly people, I feel proud. When I comfort my family or friends, I am happy.
I agree with the saying! If you help other people, you will feel very good.
Ivan M.

Under the supervision of teachers: Ksenija Šmit (Croatian language), Gordana Košćec Bousfield (Art)

Jan 3
mar tin mar tin (Jan 03 2023 8:50AM) : Zespół Szkół nr 12, Wrocław - Poland. Their attempt at providing an essay about Dalai Lama's quote. They worked collaboratively as a group. [Edited] more

We think that this quote is very important and inspirational at the same time. Compassion is the act of caring for other people and we also want to see them happy. When we practice compassion, we can have a positive impact on the lives of those around us, and in turn, we may feel more fulfilled and satisfied with ourselves.

There are many ways to practice compassion in our daily lives. One way is to simply be kind and try as hard as you can to understand others. This can involve small acts of kindness, such as holding a door open for someone or offering a helping hand when someone is in need. We can also practice compassion by being more patient and understanding towards others, especially when we are faced with older people. It’s not about being perfect but helpful.

Another way to practice compassion is to actively seek out opportunities to help others. This can involve volunteering our time or resources to support those who need help. It can also involve simply being there for someone who is struggling. It’s very important to remember that there are people that can’t live on their own.

Ultimately, the key to practicing compassion is to put ourselves in others’ shoes and try to understand their perspective. By doing this, we can better understand their needs and how we can support them. And in the process, we can not only bring happiness to others, but also to ourselves. So, if we want others to be happy, we should practice compassion.

Jun 27
Student Nazlıcan Toptaș Student Nazlıcan Toptaș (Jun 27 2023 8:49AM) : Çiğli Science Highschool's essay more

Dalai Lama mentions passion here. He says that passion is the key of happiness of you and the others. If you want people to be happy, you should practice compassion; if you want to be happy, then you should practice self-compassion. This is what this saying means.
From my point of view, when I think of compassion, happy moments that I had comes to my mind. For example, there was a stray cat and she was hungry. So I decided to feed her everyday. Compassion made me make a decision like that. Everytime I fed that cat, I could feel the happiness of her. Her happiness made me happy too.
I totally agree with this saying. Because in my opinion, compassion is the best way to spread help, love and uniting. And I believe these things make us feel better. I can’t even imagine a world without compassion.
After all, we have to spread the compassion. That’s how we will make the world a better place. That’s how we will make others happy which will make us happy too.
Nazlıcan Toptaș
Çiğli Science Highschool
Under the supervision of teacher Elif Büyükuysal

Jun 27
Student Ayça Köybaşı Student Ayça Köybaşı (Jun 27 2023 9:40AM) : Çiğli Fen Lisesi-Ayça Köybaşı more

To my opinion he wants to say no matter who we want to make happy key to that is to show mercy. For example whenever someone makes a mistake it could be us or other people we have to assume a humble attitude. If we can accomplish that we can keep the peace within ourselves and with other people, this will lead to happiness.

Speaking from experience i wasn’t a very merciful person which has lead to me not being happy with myself or with others but since I started approaching people, more importantly myself, with an understanding attitude, I saw the change in my circle of people and myself, and I started to enjoy life even more. I realized that not everything we do has to be right, sometimes we have to make mistakes and learn from them so we can move forward and be happier in life.

I definitely agree with him saying that since like i said i saw the change in me after that. I suggest everyone to do that to enjoy life and be happy. I’m sure that they will understand what he is saying once they start doing it. A lot of people’s aim in life is to reach happiness no matter what. I think we don’t have to sacrifice anything to be happy we can be happy just by changing our point of view.

Ayça Köybaşı, 10/A, Çiğli Science High School – Turkiye

Jun 29
Hako ugur Hako ugur (Jun 29 2023 7:29AM) : Çiğli science high school Hakan Uğur's essay more

Nowadays people can search for happiness in different places. For instance, money, power, or things that increase our dopamine levels but we know that these things give us a limited amount of happiness. As time passes their effects decrease. There is a well-said quote for this problem, Dalai Lama, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”. Before saying anything about the quote we need to know who Dalai Lama is.

Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet. Dalai Lama symbolizes unification and Tibet itself. According to local beliefs, his spirit reincarnates when he dies and he comes to life with a new body. This quote was said by the current Dalai Lama.

In my opinion, this quote tells us to search for happiness through Compassion, Kindness, and helping other people. These things don’t just make us happy. It also makes others happy. Compassion increases trust, respect, and affection among people. This environment of trust and affection can give us true happiness. I agree with this quote. In my opinion, When we search for happiness in money, power, etc. it always gives us a missing feeling, it is not complete.
In these fields, everything depends on personal interest so most things are not done for true kindness and this is the reason why money, power, etc can’t give us true happiness.

Dec 4
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Feb 12
mar tin mar tin (Feb 12 2024 4:58AM) : Marcin Kotwicki Zespół Szkół nr 12 SPZOZ Wrocław, Poland [Edited] more

Practicing compassion means being kind and caring to everyone around you. When you do that, you not only make others happy, but you also fill your own heart with even more happiness. So, if you want to be happy, just keep sharing your kindness and love with everyone you meet. we should remember about being polite and kind to others, no matter their social or cultural background. The more compassion we show to each other, the more open and tolerant we get making the world around us more pleasant to live in.

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